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Tia Kim
College and Career Program Coordinator

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Fun fact about you: My dad works for an airline, so I have traveled to a lot of interesting places!

Why are you excited to join the Little Lights team?: I am so excited to get to join an amazing organization that does incredible work on a hyper-local level. DC is an amazing place, with such rich history, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help out right in my backyard. Additionally, this is my first foray into the nonprofit world, and I am excited to learn from some seasoned professionals.

What will you be doing in your new role?: My role is a brand new one and my primary responsibility is 1-on-1 tutoring with our college students, as well as helping to advise them about college matters, logistical and beyond. Additionally, I help out at Homework Club, primarily with middle and high school students. I will also help create programming for our College & Career Program, ranging from guest speakers, to workshops, etc.


Maggie VanZalen
Development and Communications Manager

Hometown: Holland, MI

Fun fact about you: I have summited Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Why are you excited to join the Little Lights team?: Little Lights does amazing work in the community, providing essential support and care to help low-income children and families thrive. The Little Lights team is an awesome group of people who are dedicated, passionate, and professional. I’m honored and excited to join the team and help move the mission forward!

What will you be doing in your new role?: I will be helping to oversee Little Lights’ fundraising efforts. This includes everything from planning our annual Little Lights Benefit to writing newsletters, meeting with donors, and more.